Friday, July 13, 2012

Comic Con Coverage - Day 1 - Zombies

Comic Con Coverage - Day 2 - Zombies

No, I'm not talking about the Twilight fan who got killed by a car coming back and eating the brains of con patrons (too soon?), I'm talking about the walking dead. With issue #100 coming on just yesterday and causing all sorts of shocked and pale looks on the faces of patron... okay, maybe they're pale due to the lack of socializing.

In any event, the walking dead is big this year. Which really shouldn't surprise anyone. With Petco Park turning into a zombie evacuation experience. Oh FEMA, you're such a waste and deserve to be zombie fodder.

So currently the walking dead survival experience is going on in Petco where people can act out those fantasies of being in a zombie apocalypse situation. Which, let's be honest, is typically what you're dealing with when you're in Petco park. Let's just say that a future article will be written about that experience...

In the horizon is the news of the upcoming season. Where we'll see the appearance of The Governor. For those who read up to issue #50 of the comic book, you'd realize how big of a thing this character is to push the story along. It's also pretty big in helping those who hate Lori's character like I do. What a terrible cunt of a mother.

With the evil Governor in the picture, does that mean the humans are the bigger threat this season?

The plan was always to evolve naturally into a place where the zombies essentially become a manageable threat. You know the rules. You know how to deal with them. To a certain extent they become something to not really be scared of unless you mess up. Humans, however, do not follow any rules and will always do something that surprises you and are capable of doing things far worse than trying to eat you…We’re definitely going to be seeing a lot of horrible things.

Michonne was introduced in the Season 2 Finale. How are Danai Gurira’s sword skills shaping up?

There’s been quite a bit of sword training going on and [Danai] is doing an amazing job. She’s going to be do all of the hard character stuff and drama that The Walking Dead is known for, but she has tremendous physical capability and the sword training that I’ve seen is absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to see her hack up some zombies.

This season has got so many exciting story lines…

When you think about The Walking Dead comic series, you think about oh, the stuff they with did the Governor, the stuff they did with the prison and Woodbury and Michonne. And that’s really a lot of the stuff that people remember the story for and that’s stuff we haven’t even gotten to in the TV show yet. So as much as people love the show, and as high as the ratings are, and as cool as the show is, I feel like we haven’t even gotten to the good stuff yet. This season is absolutely going to blow people away.

Oh snap, is that who you think it is? Why yes.. and you wondered what happened to him at the start of the first season. I guess it only took 2 seasons to get back to that. Which, to be honest, in Kirkman's world, is at least a good thing that he's actually expanding on a previously planted plot arc seed.

Anyhow, a great thing about comic con is getting to see the new shit. Take this poster for the upcoming third season of this show. Greg Capullo did a limited-edition season 3 walking dead poster for SDCC.

That poster, my friends, is pretty bad ass. Then again, it's not as badass as watching Rick with a gun pointed at zombies...

You can never be too old for that sort of thing.

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